2012

Denotes Pollstar Award Winner. Winners for the 2012 Pollstar Awards were announced on February 7, 2013 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.


MAJOR TOUR OF THE YEAR
The Black Keys
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Coldplay
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney / Tim McGraw
Roger Waters

MOST CREATIVE STAGE PRODUCTION
Coldplay
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Madonna
Roger Waters

BEST NEW TOURING ARTIST
Alabama Shakes
Ed Sheeran
Eric Church
fun.
One Direction

MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
Austin City Limits Music Festival (Austin, TX)
Bonnaroo Music Festival (Manchester, TN)
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Indio, CA)
Lollapalooza Festival (Chicago, IL)
Made In America Festival (Philadelphia, PA)
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (San Francisco, CA)
Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival (Indio, CA)

MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
All Good Music Festival (Thornville, OH)
Camp Bisco (Pattersonville, NY)
Firefly Music Festival (Dover, DE)
Governors Ball Music Festival (New York, NY)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (San Francisco, CA)
Newport Folk Festival (Newport, RI)
Treasure Island Festival (San Franciscio, CA)
.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
Bluesfest Byron Bay (Australia)
Glastonbury Festival (UK)
Primavera Sound (Spain)
Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden)
T In The Park (Scotland)
Tomorrowland (Belgium)

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
9:30 Club (Washington, DC)
Club Nokia (Los Angeles, CA)
House Of Blues (Chicago, IL)
Joe's Bar (Chicago, IL)
Terminal 5 (New York, NY)

THEATRE OF THE YEAR
Austin City Limits Live At The Moody Theater (Austin, TX)
Beacon Theatre (New York, NY)
Fox Theatre (Atlanta, GA)
Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (Los Angeles, CA)
Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY)
Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN)

BEST NEW MAJOR CONCERT VENUE
Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY)
The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY)
The Fillmore Silver Spring (Silver Spring, MD)
Ford Center (Evansville, IN)
The Smith Center For The Performing Arts (Las Vegas, NV)

RED ROCKS AWARD / BEST SMALL OUTDOOR VENUE
Chastain Park Amphitheatre (Atlanta, GA)
Filene Center At Wolf Trap (Vienna, VA)
Greek Theatre (Berkeley, CA)
Greek Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
The Mountain Winery (Saratoga, CA)
Santa Barbara Bowl (Santa Barbara, CA)

BEST MAJOR OUTDOOR CONCERT VENUE
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Woodlands, TX)
DTE Energy Music Theatre (Clarkston, MI)
Gorge Amphitheatre (George, WA)
Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA)
Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, MD)
.

ARENA OF THE YEAR
BOK Center (Tulsa, OK)
Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN)
Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
Madison Square Garden Arena (New York, NY)
Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA)

INTERNATIONAL VENUE OF THE YEAR
Coliseo de Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR)
Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China)
The O2 (London, UK)
O2 World (Berlin, Germany)
Royal Albert Hall (London, UK)

FACILITY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Allen Johnson (Orlando venues, Orlando, FL)
David Kells (Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN)
Ken Kuhl (American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX)
Matt Homan (Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA)
Patti-Anne Tarlton (Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON)
Rena Wasserman (Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)

BILL GRAHAM AWARD / PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Brad Garrett (Police Productions)
Dan Steinberg (Square Peg Promotions)
Darin Lashinsky (NS2)
Don Fox (Beaver Productions)
Jim Glancy (Bowery Presents)
Seth Hurwitz (I.M.P.)

NIGHTCLUB TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Donna Busch (The Fonda, El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)
Ed Warm (Joe's Bar, Chicago IL)
Erik Hoffman (Commodore, Vancouver, BC)
Josh Moore (Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl, New York, NY)
Lesley Olenik (Club Nokia, Fox Theater Pomona, CA)
Roger LeBlanc (The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA)

TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Billy Brill (Billy Alan Productions)
Brian O'Connell (Live Nation)
Don Sullivan (Jam Productions)
Geoff Gordon (Live Nation)
Greg Siegel (Live Nation)
Joe Litvag (AEG Live Midwest)
John Valentino (AEG Southeast)
.

INTERNATIONAL PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Barrie Marshall (Marshall Arts)
Guillermo "Memo" Parra (OCESA / CIE)
Michael Chugg (Chugg Entertainment)
Michael Harrison (Frontier Touring Company)
Rob Hallett (AEG Live)
Simon Moran (SJM Concerts)

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
The Agency Group
Creative Artists Agency
ICM Partners
Paradigm
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

INDEPENDENT BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
AM Only
The Billions Corporation
Ground Control Touring
High Road Touring
New Frontier Touring
Partisan Arts
The Windish Agency

BOBBY BROOKS AWARD / AGENT OF THE YEAR
Adam Voith (The Billions Corpration)
Cara Lewis (Creative Artists Agency)
Chip Hooper (Paradigm)
Frank Riley (High Road Touring)
Marty Diamond (Paradigm)
Rob Beckham (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment)
Rod Essig (Creative Artists Agency)

THIRD COAST AGENT OF THE YEAR
Brian Hill (Paradigm)
Jay Williams (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment)
John Huie (Creative Artists Agency)
Kevin Neal (Buddy Lee Attractions)
Lane Wilson (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment)
Paul Lohr (New Frontier Touring)
Scott Clayton (Creative Artists Agency)

UK BOOKING AGENT OF THE YEAR
Andrew Zweck (Sensible Events)
David Levy (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment)
Emma Banks (Creative Artists Agency)
Neil Warnock (The Agency Group)
Nigel Hassler (Creative Artists Agency)
Rod MacSween (International Talent Booking)
Steve Strange (X-ray Touring)
.

PERSONAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Adam Tudhope (Mumford & Sons)
Clarence Spalding (Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts)
Ian Montone (Jack White, The Shins, Foster The People)
John Peets (The Black Keys, Eric Church)
John Silva (Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams)
Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen)

ROAD WARRIOR OF THE YEAR
Chris Kansy (Roger Waters)
Gus Brandt (Foo Fighters)
Jake Berry (U2, Walking With Dinosaurs)
Keith Keller (Rush, Nickelback)
Patrick Whitley (KISS, M�tley Cr�e)

LIGHTING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Bandit Lites
BML Blackbird Theatrical Services
Christie Lites
PRG
Upstaging

SOUND COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Clair
Eighth Day Sound
Rat Sound Systems
Sound Image

STAGING / EQUIPMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
All Access Staging & Productions
Brown United
Mountain Productions
Stageco
Tait Towers

TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Rock-It Cargo
Sound Moves
Stage Call
Upstaging

VIDEO COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Chaos Visual Productions
Moo TV
PRG Nocturne Productions
Screenworks
XL Video